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Fragment of the face of the oldest European was found in Spain

Fragment of the face of the oldest European was found in Spain

In the Sima del Elefante cave in the Atapuerca region, located in the Spanish province of Burgos, archaeologists have discovered an amazing find – the remains of the most ancient person who lived in Europe.

We are talking about a fragment of the jaw that belonged to a human predecessor, or Homo antecessor. The Atapuerca Foundation has already called the discovered remains “the face of the first European.”


The fossils are reported to be about 1.4 million years old. However, the exact age of the find will be confirmed by physical dating methods, and a full scientific analysis will take at least six months.


It is worth emphasizing that so far “there was no such strong evidence of the presence of a person at that time on the continent.”